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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation South of Camdenton


A 33 year old Linn Creek man is in critical condition at Missouri University Hospital two days after being shot at a residence off Old South State Highway Five in the Decaturville area of Camden County.

Joseph W Beeman was shot at least twice during a confrontation at Dustin S Burkhart’s residence at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Burkhart, who is being held without bond in the Camden County Adult Detention Facility on a probation violation warrant, claims Beeman showed up at the residence with a gun and demanded a female subject there leave with him.  The female refused and Burkhart retrieved his own firearm from the residence.  Burkhart told Beeman to leave at which time Beeman fired the gun at Burkhart.  Burkhart returned fire, striking Beeman at least twice before calling 911 and requesting medical assistance.  Neither Burkhart nor the female subject was injured during the incident.

Detectives served a search warrant at Burkhart’s residence on Wednesday afternoon, recovering the firearm believed to be used in the shooting and several items of drug paraphernalia.

Beeman’s family was notified and he was air-lifted to Missouri University Hospital where he remains in critical condition. No charges stemming from this incident have been filed, as of yet, on Burkhart or on Beeman pending his medical prognosis. 


Original Press Release – 08-10-16

Shooting Investigation South of Camdenton

At approximately 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, deputies from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a man shot at a residence in Southern Camden County.

When deputies arrived on scene they took one 32 year old male into custody and rendered first aid to the victim. The victim, a 33 year old Linn Creek man, was then transported to University of Missouri Hospital for treatment of at least one gunshot wound.  One other witness on scene, a 25 year old female, was taken to the Camden County Sheriff’s Office for questioning. 

Deputies are still on the scene and the investigation is active. More information will be released when appropriate.